does the full moon get the catfish bitting at late night like it does in saltwater? ill be on the lake fri. sat. and sun. i gotta get some cats in
It's hard for me to give "heat" to someone for posting observations based on many years of fishing experience LOL... but I'll give it a try... just kidding. In tidal water, the fishing seems to be better when the water is moving. It doesn't appear to be too "phase" specific as far as the moon is concerned, but it does vary based on how close the moon is to the earth. The closer the moon is, the greater the fluctuation in the tides... higher AND lower, so there is a greater difference, more water gets churned up and the fishing in general is better during those periods. Having said that, I like fishing the tide when it's coming in... the rising water always makes ME more confident and I am more successful when I fish with confidence. I don't know if it affects the fish (incoming tide, not their confidence level) to as great a degree. In fresh water, non-tidal situations or in lakes, I can't say... I'm still green in those conditions... well, I am in tidal waters too, but I have a little more experience there than in lakes and such.Trophycats said:I am probably going to get some heat from this one but....I have been guiding for several years..and fishing for cats a lot longer...I have not noticed a difference in the bite according to the moon phase. I have noticed that there seems to be certain times of the day that the blues bite better. Now this does not include flatheads, they might be different..